For Your 2014 Grammy Consideration: Zack Ryder's "Hoeski"

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February 10, 2013

Dear Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences,

We at sincerely hope that this finds you in good health and spirits amid all the excitement of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. But we are respectfully here not to discuss this year’s show, butnextyear’s. And we have a suggestion featuring one of our Superstars that will help you get a good jump on 2014’s awards ceremony.

As you may be aware, WWE Superstar Zack Ryder recently made his first foray into the recording industry with his debut single, “Hoeski.” What you may not be aware is that Ryder’s single has been an unmitigated hit thus far, charting in the iTunes Pop 100 only one day after its release (DOWNLOAD "HOESKI" HERE). At its peak, “Hoeski” has outranked hits by previous Grammy nominees and winners like Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars, respectively, as well as 2013’s Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance nominee Carly Rae Jepsen. It is with this in mind that we respectfully submit “Hoeski” for your consideration in Record of the Year, Song of the Year and all Pop categories applicable to next year’s Grammy Awards.

Apart from also being a former champion in the ring — he most recently held the WWE United States Championship, which dates back to 1975 and has been held by some of sports-entertainment’s greatest ring performers — Zack Ryder is also a social media pioneer. His use of social media — specifically Twitter — to increase his visibility on WWE programming and his weekly YouTube show, “Z! True Long Island Story” (which recently wrapped after 100 episodes), both garnered national media attention, and his “Hoeski” music video has already eclipsed 24,000 views in less than two days.

We are aware that the nomination may seem unorthodox, but the Academy has a long and illustrious history of going against the grain when bestowing its awards (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss over popular favorites Coldplay and Lil Wayne in 2008 being an example). Therefore, it is in this vein that we ask you take Mr. Ryder’s accomplishments, prominence and musical skills into account when determining who will earn your Grammy nominations come next year.

Come on, bros. Is it the right thing to do? Woo, woo, woo! You know it!

Sincerely, Staff


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